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Jim C. Havens Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1935 - 2011

Jim C. HavensJames C. "Jim" Havens

James C. "Jim" Havens, age 75, of rural Luray, MO, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 20, 2011 at his home.

Jim was born November 7, 1935 in Fulton County, IL a son of Johnathan Albert and Dorothy Paul Havens.

He was first married to Judy Combites in 1956 and they were the parents of four children. In 1982 he married Yvonne Brock and they were blessed with three children.

Survivors include his children: Julie (Mrs. Jake) Birky of Wyaconda, MO, Owen (Angela) Havens of Quincy, IL, Albert Johnathan Havens of Bossier City, AL, Sonia (Mrs. Kenneth)Havens-Denler of Shreveport, LA, Shelly (Mrs. Rodney, Jr.) Nichols of Luray, MO, James D. Havens of Luray, MO and Cory Havens of Kahoka, MO; seven grandchildren: Jason (Billie) Birky, Derrick and Dakota Havens, Tommy and Dorothy Bindel, and Logan and Carson Nichols; three great-grandchidlren: Nichole, Ashley and Daniel Birky; two sisters, Ruth (Mrs. Delbert) Curtis of Prairie City, IL and Mary (Mrs. Joe) Frances of Bushnell, IL; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim moved to the Luray area in 1959 and there he farmed and nurtured his children and his farm animals. He loved being on the farm and he loved family, especially his grandchildren. He had a sense of humor and a smile and laugh that all who met him remembered. He enjoyed being around people, whether it was spending time at the gambling boat, sale barns, or cafes, where he could visit with friends over a cup of coffee. His greatest treasures were his children and he lives on in each of them.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 23, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Goldie Laymon officiating. Burial was in the Combs Cemetery at Luray.

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There are currently 28 condolences.

Mike and Kathy Harrison & Family
Monday January 31, 2011 at 9:48 PM

We wish to express our sincerest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God bless you all
Roy and Brenda Brown
Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Monte and Jane Morris
Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Jimmy and Cory and Family, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rhonda Bertram Buford
Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I just learned today of Jim's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all as I know how difficult it is to lose your father so suddenly. Whenever I saw Jim, he always put a smile on my face and brightened my day in his own special way. He will truly be missed by many.
Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Mark S. Boley Family
Monday January 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM

very sorry to hear of Jim's passing just today.......always enjoyed visiting with him. Julie and Shelly, I think you are the only two of the seven children that I think I have met and know, but our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. Let us know if you need anything. Mark (660)866-2413
Maureen (McAuliffe) Stoneking
Monday January 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Sonia, So sorry to hear of your father's recent passing. Please know I am thinking of you and your family at this time. It has been many, many years since I have seen you. If you don't remember, we took college classes together? Either way, please accept my condolences. Take care.
Rick and Teresa Fischer, Ron and Deb Fischer and families
Monday January 24, 2011 at 8:02 AM

Dear friends, It was good to see you on Sunday, despite the circumstances. I know very well what you are going through, having lost my Mom in 2006. We were all so very close at one time. I'm sorry we seem to have drifted apart. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. We cherish our mmemories of ball playing and growing up in Clark County. Remember, good memories, like our love for family and for one another, will never die.
Kevin and Terry Kerr
Monday January 24, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Jim's big smile and positive thoughts will be missed. We were very sorry to hear of his passing. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you now and in the weeks to come.
Steve and Kathy Smith
Sunday January 23, 2011 at 5:12 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Jim's sudden passing. He will be missed by many. He was especially good to my mom, Jean Brunk, when she was ill and enjoying her last days on the boat. He was a really good guy. In loving memory, Steve and Kathy Smith
Ralph Wittenberg , Shelly,Bill, Tara,Holly Lipper and Heidi and Duston Elder
Sunday January 23, 2011 at 4:02 PM

We are sorry for your loss of your dad. Our prayers are with all of the family
Delbert & Twila Harper
Saturday January 22, 2011 at 10:36 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's sudden death. Jim was a friend to all and he will be greatly missed.
Richard & Teresa(Fletcher) Kearns
Saturday January 22, 2011 at 8:05 PM

So very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a very special guy. We always enjoyed visiting with him. He always had a story to tell and a wonderful smile on his face, I remember him when I was a child growing up around Luray and hanging out with other guys in the cafe.He will be remembered by alot of friends. Holding you close in thought now and in the days ahead. God Bless each and everyone of you. Will keep you in our prayers,
Danny Paul
Friday January 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM

Rest in Peace cousin. My prayers are with the Havens family.
Mary Lou Harris
Friday January 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM

My sympathies to Jim's family. The last time I saw him was at the family reunion in Bushnell, Illinois. I will miss him as he was a super cousin and I am saddened that I will not hear him call me "oodie" again until we meet in heaven. Rest in Peace Cuz!
Evelyn Harris
Friday January 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I am sincerely saddened and shocked to hear of Jim's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. And very sorry that I can not be there for you at this time.
Paulette Howard (Rex's widow)
Friday January 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I still remember the first time I met Jim and how welcome he made me feel. He always had a smile that lit up any room he was in...and the much like Uncle Albert! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Suzi Brooks-White & JR White
Friday January 21, 2011 at 6:58 PM

"Jimmy" was such a wonderful man and a very special friend of mine and so many others. He will be missed so much but has left so many wonderful memories to those he left behind. I pray God will comfort his family and ALL the friends, and he had many of them, during the loss of a VERY SPECIAL father, grandfather, friend & companion. May he rest in peace...
Corey, Ashlee, and Jake Stott
Friday January 21, 2011 at 6:15 PM

So sorry for your family's loss. Jimmy and Cory, my thoughts are with you.
barbara morse
Friday January 21, 2011 at 6:14 PM

to the havens family, i am so sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. jim was always a delight to talk to. i had known him and his family since i was a little girl. he will be sadly missed.
Cheryl Priebe Worden
Friday January 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I saw Jim about a year ago at the boat in LaGrange. We visited over dinner and laughed about all the ballgames and school memories. He was very proud of his family and told me about all his children and grandchildren.It is a sad time when you lose a parent/grandparent. Know my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Sincerely Cheryl Priebe Worden
Diane Pagel Mack
Friday January 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family on the loss of your father, grandfather, Uncle, Brother and friend. May God guide you during this difficult time and may you find comfort in knowing that your loved one now walks in Heaven with our Saviour - Jesus Christ.

Friday January 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family at this difficult time. Jim was a kind person who always had a story to tell.He will be greatly missed by all!
Lesia (Billings) Hunziker
Friday January 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him and hearing all his wonderful stories. He will truely be missed. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Chris & Misty Adams
Friday January 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Your Dad was a great guy, would help anyone that he could. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Were sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Emily Hardman
Friday January 21, 2011 at 9:32 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength at this time. I am thinking of you guys! Jim will be greatly missed!
Nichole Ray
Friday January 21, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Havens family I'm so sorry, if you need anything please let me know.
Duane & Sandra Ebeling
Thursday January 20, 2011 at 11:55 PM

please accept our sympathy for your loss.

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